Barcelona GSE experts to advise public financial institutions


Three Barcelona GSE affiliated professors have been appointed to new advisory positions in the public sector since the beginning of the year.

Jordi Caballé and Teresa Garcia-Milà appointed to first AIReF Advisory Council

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) oversees the sustainability of public finances as a means for ensuring economic growth and the wellbeing of Spanish society in the medium and long-term. The AIReF has established a new Advisory Council of nine experts to advise on economic and budgetary matters. Two of the inaugural members of this body are Professors Jordi Caballé (UAB and Barcelona GSE) and Teresa Garcia-Milà (UPF and Barcelona GSE).

Xavier Freixas named advisor to Catalan Finance Institute

The ICF is a financial institution that belongs to the Catalan government and works to promote economic growth and facilitate access to financing for businesses based in the region. Professor Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE) has been appointed independent member of this public institution's governing board. In this capacity, he will advise on matters of risk assessment.

Economics for impact in society

Many of the Barcelona GSE's 154 affiliated professors serve in advisory positions in local institutions and international organizations including:

  • Bank of Norway
  • Bank of Spain
  • Bank of Sweden
  • European Central Bank
  • European Commission
  • European Investment Bank
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • South African Competition Commission
  • Spanish Government
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
  • United States Federal Reserve
  • World Bank